Shop worker assaulted and threatened with a hammer during robbery

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Detectives are appealing for information after a shop worker was assaulted and threatened with a hammer during a robbery in Rotherham.

A man entered the ‘eCloud’ electronic cigarette shop in Fitzwilliam Road at 9.50am on Friday, 7 February and threatened a female worker with a hammer.

The robber demanded money and then assaulted the woman, before being chased from the shop by a passer by.

Thankfully the worker only sustained minor injuries from the robbery. The suspect was wearing dark clothing and a dark hat.

Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 304 of 7 February 2014, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.